London Hair &
Beauty Institute

London Institute -Central London


Tel: 0207 096 1321

Birmingham Institute- City Centre

Tel: 0121 270 6209



VTCT NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing Course


London & Birmingham


£4195 + vat London, £3395 + vat Birmingham


£1258.50 London, £1018.50 Birmingham


6- 20 Weeks

Days of week:

Wednesday Thursday, Friday , Saturday


The option of 1- 4 days per week in salon training


London 10.30am - 5.00pm, Birmingham 10.00am - 5.00pm


Free Hairdressing & Thinning Scissors

Class Size:  

Maximum 6 Students

Live Models:

Provided throughout


VTCT NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing & Complete LHBI Certificate

  • NVQ Level 2 Beauty Course
  • Course Contents
  • Hairdressing Kit
  • FAQ's
  • Testimonials

At the London Hair and Beauty Institute our Fast track intensive NVQ courses are held in a vibrant salon environment where live clients are for you to train on right from your first week on the course! You will be taught Cutting, Hair Colour, Setting, Bridal Hair, Perming and Hair extensions. This course has a strong focus on practical skills and, unlike other hairdressing schools, you will be provided with LIVE CLIENTS right from your very first day. We run this NVQ hairdressing course in London, Birmingham and Leicester and at each hairdressing academy we will teach you how to give your clients the very best precison hair cuts and fabulour colour.


On this course you will cover the following elements:

Advise and consult with clients (in depth client consultation)
Shampoo, condition and treat the hair & scalp (scalp massage, different types of shampoos/ conditioners)
Cut hair using basic techniques (1 length cut, round layers, square layers, fringes)
Change hair colour (Tints, Highlights, lowlights, semi perm, perm colour, Dip Dye)
Set and dress hair (directional, Brickwork, pin-curls, heated rollers)
Style and finish hair (blow drying, tongs, hair wants, straightening, and use of diffuser)
Hair Extensions (LHBI Certification)
Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation

This course will provide you with in-depth knowledge of Cutting, Colouring, Styling, Perming and Hair Extensions. You will learn how to create both classic styles and contemporary styles. Your training will take the form of a combination of practical training, portfolio work, exams and home study sessions, with your skills being assessed through work based evidence throughout the course. 


This type of real life salon course allows you to develop skills essential to working in a Hairdressing salon, such as forming good working relationships with clients and awareness of health and safety, as well as the specialist skills needed to carry out Hairdressing and Hair extensions services. You will carry out your work within a realistic work context not a simulated training school.


We aim to ensure that ALL of our students are ready for the workplace upon completion of this course and as such we train to a much higher standard that most colleges. We have added extra content such as Hair Extensions, Perming and Bridal Hair to the course to make it more relevant and to give you extra skills.


1 Day per week 18-22 weeks (Part Time 1.5 days per week)
2 Days Per week 12-16 weeks (Part time 3 Days a week)
3 Days Per Week 8-14 weeks (Full time 5 Days per week)
4 Days per week - 6- 10 weeks (Full time 6 days per week) This course is not recommended for those who have children or part time employment.


The extra days per week are for home work and studying. We estimate that you will need to do around 12 - 16 hours per week for our 3 days per week programme.


You will be supported by our highly experienced tutors who have up to date industry experience. The material and delivery techniques are tailored to give our students both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Training takes place in a salon environment using live models from the start to ensure that the experience is highly interactive which builds confidence and skill level.

We also offer after course support such as CV writing, setting up a salon advise, marketing for freelance/ Mobile Hairdressers after this course.

Many budding mobile Hairdressers take our 4 week hairdressing course which also includes barbering and in depth Bridal Hair. Please click here for details


Over 90% of our students are offered position within 4 weeks of completion of this course. If you are unsure please attend one of our open days or taster days and you will get a feel for our academy your course and the training experience. So what are you waiting for call us NOW to speak to one of our tutors regarding this VTCT NVQ hairdressing course. Call us today for Course Dates more information on this course.


Email us for our course dates and info London

Email us for our course dates and info Birmingham

Course content
Health & safety & current regulations
Client record keeping / data protection act
Anatomy & physiology: structure of the hair / hair growth cycles
Hair & face shape analysis
Scalp diseases & disorders
Client consultations / contra-indications & contra-actions
Hygiene & preparing the client,
Safe use of electrical equipment & tools
Advise and consult with clients
Set & dress hair, blow drying straight, curls, volume, movement
Shampoo, condition & treat the hair & scalp, massage
Change hair colour, highlights lowlight, foils, weaving, bleach, tints. perm semi perm,
Haircutting techniques. 1 length, texturising, square layers, round layers
Perm & neutralise hair, brickwork, setting patterns,
Style & finish hair, products
Micro Ring hair extensions (LHI Diploma)
Promoting additional services or products to customers

Home study units
Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
Develop and maintain effectiveness and public relations at work
Fulfil salon reception duties

Micro Rings & Micro Weft Hair Extensions LHI Diploma

Theory and interactive demonstrations
Health & safety considerations & regulations
Client record keeping / data protection act
Hygiene & preparing the client, treatment room & trolley
Benefits of hair extensions
Different types of hair extensions - Summary of the most popular application methods
Different types of hair extensions available-Russian hair /Indian hair/ Remy Hair/ Brazilian hair analysis
Safe use of electrical equipment & tools
Hair extension products
Anatomy & physiology: structure of the hair,  hair growth cycles
Scalp diseases & disorders
Client consultations / hair analysis / contra-indications & contra-actions
Colour matching - How to do the perfect 100% colour match
Pre-care and preparation of the hair for having hair extensions fitted
Procedure of fitting hair extensions using micro ring & micro weft method: how to section the hair, what clips to use and when, strand selection, hooking the strand, securing the extension, direction of work, finishing & blending
Maintenance & extending longevity of the hair extensions
Aftercare advice & products
Safe removal of the hair extensions

Practical tuition
Application of Hair Extensions ON LIVE MODELS using Micro Rings & Micro Weft methods of hair extensions:
Consult with client – how to obtain full information to ensure an excellent result
How to apply a half and whole head of hair extensions from start to finish
Lowlights & highlights
Cutting, shaping, trimming and styling extensions
Use of the hair razor


Hairdressing Kit - £129 + vat

Professional hairdryer
Silver grips (for cutting)
Flat / Paddle brush 
Set of round brushes for blow Drying
Shampooing cape
Sectioning Clips 
Set of combs 
Hairdressing Scissors
Thinning Scissors
2 Mixing Bowls
2 application brushes
Pintail comb
1 roll of foil
Micro Rings x 100 x 2
Micro Ring Threader
Hair Razor
Bulldog Clips

How can I book this course? Just call or email us for our forthcoming dates and then pay your deposit and we will book you onto the course.

What is the deposit for this course? 25% of the course price (inc vat)

When does payment need to be made by? You can pay the remainder of the course fees on the first day of your course.

When will I receive my kit and Certification? You will receive this on the day of the course*

Are there live models on this course? You will have live models during this course.

Can i get insurance with this certificate? Yes you will be able to get public liability insurance of up to £2m

Where can I order further products from? We offer suppliers lists with all courses

What happens if i don't pass the course? Our Risk Free Guarantee will provide you with the opportunity to retake the course again COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE. This is valid within 6 months of the original course.

Is there a payment option available with this course? Please call us to discuss payment options available to you.

* (please see terms and conditions for further details)


“I am retraining to be a hairdresser whilst still working in my office job, and found LHI to be the only company that could fit around my available days as time is limited.  Being able to  come back if I didn’t pass was very reassuring for me as it is a big step for me, and now I’m colouring my friends and family’s hair with confidence and have two interviews to work in salons.  Can’t believe it’s actually happing and so quickly!

Anna, 32, Hair Colouring Course

"I did the 5 day cutting course and I was so surprised at just how much i learned during that week. I learned all of the diffrerent cuts and we had plenty of clients on which to practise. I think that the biggest strenth of this course is that you learn to cut on real people not just doll heads. I now have a triving mobile business and I want to do the colour course so I can add to my skills. I was a complete beginner and after the course I felt confident enough to start my business.

Lia, 38 London, Cutting Course